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    Jennifer Schipsi and Paul Zumot were a young California couple living the good life in one of America's richest communities, Palo Alto, Calif. Schipsi, a beautiful real estate agent, was a rising star in her field. Zumot owned a hookah lounge and was described by friends as the life of the party. <b><b><a href="http://abc.go.com/watch/2020/SH559026/VD55119461/2020-325-romance-ends-in-flames">CLICK HERE to watch the full story on the latest episode of "20/20."</a></b></b>
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    Schipsi was known for being driven but as she continued to date Zumot, those around her noticed a dramatic change -- at one point, she even stopped coming to work.
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    Schipsi's best friend and mother said Zumot criticized Schipsi, but Zumot's family disagrees, saying he treated her like a princess.
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    To celebrate Zumot's 36th birthday in October, 2009, Schipsi went all out, inviting more than a dozen friends to his favorite restaurant. It was the last day that Schipsi was seen alive.
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    Authorities were called to Schipsi and Zumot's home on October 15, 2009 after a passerby spotted flames pouring out from the couple's cottage home.
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    Inside the home, firefighters found the bedroom, pictured above, engulfed in flames and a badly burned body lying on the bed. The body, authorities soon realized, was covered in gasoline. It was later identified as Jennifer Schipsi.
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    After their cottage burned, police confiscated Zumot's clothing, testing it for the presence of accelerant. The only items testing positive were Zumot's shoes.
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    Police arrested Paul Zumot for the murder of Jennifer Schipsi in October, 2009. He was later convicted but maintains his innocence. <b><b><a href="http://abc.go.com/watch/2020/SH559026/VD55119461/2020-325-romance-ends-in-flames">CLICK HERE to watch the full story on the latest episode of "20/20."</a></b></b>
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